FORT MYERS, FLORIDA: It's Day 3 of Busted Coverage's Gronk-watch and instead of sitting by the pool and getting kissed by local chicks, today the Patriots tight end stopped into Red Sox training camp to bro out. Good news for the ladies: this was at 1:22 p.m. JUMP!
Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland continues to claim the mantle as the weirdest dude in baseball. We're not sure if he still has the pederast mustache, but he's now driving something that will probably kill him before spring training is over -- a dune buggy. He doesn't just drive it off road, though. He also drives it to spring training, which is pretty much a totally Derek Holland thing to do. Check it!
Get ready to be terrified. The the jowly Don Zimmer bear is a reality. We're serious. The Tampa Bay Rays will be giving away a promotional item to fans in June known as the Zim Bear. It's half teddy bear, half Don Zimmer and all creepy as hell. Here's a look at the Zim Bear and one alternative fan promotion involving Zimmer that we just know would bring the fans to the park and not scare children. Check it!
Not sure what finally made Nomar Garciaparra unload his Whittier, California childhood home, but it's on the market and can be all yours for only $595,000. Documents show that Nomar & Mia Hamm took ownership of the one-story house in 2010. His father bought it for $44,500 in 1976. Will your kid eventually hit .300 and drive in 120 if he sleeps in Nomar's room? Of course not. JUMP!
Former major leaguer and injury risk Eric Davis is dumping his Los Angeles home, presumably because he's spending most of his time in Cincinnati. The two-time All Star, who made his name with the Reds, now works in the team's front office, so he probably has no need for this pad anymore. It can be all yours for a little over $2 million and it comes with a basketball court. Or at least half of one. Check it!
Can't remember the exact night last week, but we told you that it seemed Playboy Playmate Jaime Edmondson was dating dreamy Rays 3B Evan Longoria. And now Tampa media is asking him about it at Spring Training. "It's been a secret for long enough; it's not really been a secret, but nobody has asked about it. We are dating.'' And there you have it. In Europe, this kind of news would send the tabloids into a frenzy. In Tampa, it makes a barely trafficked blog. Ho-hum.
That's Jose Canseco and his on again girlfriend Leila Shennib who filed a restraining order on his ass last summer. It must be love because Leila is in Cancun with Jose. Guess they've patched things up since this NY Daily News story in August '11. (via @josecanseco) As for what else is hot this morning, last night Deron Williams dropped 38 on Jeremy Lin and the Knicks went 5-of-21 from 3-point range in the 100-92 loss. It was only the Nets 10th win. Let's get rolling!
You know how we think we know Tommy Lasorda has some gangsta bones left in his body? We think he hustled the guys from the Art of Shaving. At some point this week, Tommy got creamed up by the shaving experts and got razored. Next thing you know he's tweeting out this photo. Was it paid? Can't say for sure, but if it was we'd want our f*cking money back. Lasorda has 37,500 followers and only got six RTs and 1 favorite out of this. Straight cash, homey!
Does it look like, at 47, Jose Canseco has stopped taking steroids to keep him in baseball playing shape? Not to us. Guess who's back in professional baseball, albeit the Mexican League? The Bash Brother. He's signed with Cancun and joins other former MLB luminaries such as Joey Gathright on the Quintana Roo Tigres. If you want a good laugh, follow Jose's tweets from Mexico and do not miss the replies that are pouring in. Good stuff. Let's get rolling!
Nevermind the fact that ESPN had Dwight Gooden on this afternoon to chat about Jeremy Lin's sensation in NYC. That's right, the WWL has burned through all of its other possible guests and we're down to Doc. So imagine our surprise when Chris McKendry started rapping with the Mets legend and the screen said Tony Stewart was on the line. Nope, wrong black guy. Nope, Tony Stewart wasn't a former Met or Yankee. Nope, it didn't appear again.
Josh Hamilton broke his TV interview silence yesterday for the Glenn Beck TV channel. No, silly, Glenn wasn't available to do the interview so religious right tough guy James Robison handled the gig. You might remember how much emphasis Hamilton puts on 'God' and his religion. So the two sat down for a chat and the Dallas media did their thing. Mac Engel of the Dallas Morning News penned a piece that asked what we've been wondering. What if Josh were black? JUMP!
Nope, we have no specific news that Evan Longoria and BC Hall of Famer Jaime Edmondson are dating, but these two kids looked awfully happy to be hanging out together today at Disney World's Animal Kingdom. Either they're dating or their dogs are dating because we've never seen more doggy sleepovers at Longoria's place in Twitter history. Edmondson's dachshund, Molly. Longoria's bull terrier, Jango. Could be power couple of 2012. JUMP!
Here we figured the Curtis Leskanic DUI story was history and that he'd cleared up that mess. Not so, according to Florida media who are reporting Curt will be in court today to keep evidence out of his trial. We assume the former MLB pitcher doesn't want the dash cam video - released in January - to be used against him. Haven't seen the video? YOU MUST WATCH THIS RIGHT NOW! JUMP!
We've shown you stupid sports-related tattoos before, but Benjamin Christensen's might take the cake. Or, it might be the coolest thing you've ever seen. That will largely depend on whether you're as insane about baseball as he is. We're quite sane, so we're going to fall into the first category. In honor of Christensen's stupid sports tattoo, we're breaking out a gallery. We'll call it a gallery of regret, since that's what these idiots will feel about their sports tattoos sometime down the road. JUMP!
Have we ever mentioned how enamored BC is with the Oakland A's baseball wives? What site was the first one to introduce you to Amanda McCarthy and her ballsy tweet to pitcher Brandon McCarthy? This one. So add the Sizemores to our growing list of must-follows on Twitter. When a wiener Valentine's card ends up Instagramed, BC takes notice. Add in that these two 20-somethings are tatted up, drink beer and upload bikini photos - we can't not be fans. JUMP!
Big news out of the aviation world today as Jet Blue and the Red Sox unleashed a new plane that'll be flying out of Boston Logan and is painted with the Red Sox logo on the tail. Yes, customers were given those jerseys you see and were promptly asked to wear it or they'd be shot by an air marshal. No seriously, they were allowed to keep the jersey and then charged $25 to stow it in the carry-on bin. No seriously, there are more photos. JUMP!
The things you can find on eBay. Today, we've got some guy who apparently got swindled by a tech school that no longer exists trying to swindle some fool into paying $37,000 for an autographed jersey worn by Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. The seller claims the money will go to repay the student load debt. Sounds pretty legit to us because, hell, tech schools definitely cost that much and this jersey is totally worth that much. Check it!
Oil Can Boyd is in the news this week over some comments he made about being coked up during most of his MLB career career. The former Red Sox starter has a book coming out in which he talks about the coke use and how he would have won 150 games if he could ever get some sleep. Now into his 50s, Boyd is talking about a culture that dominated MLB during the 1980s. Today, we've compiled our all-star roster of coke users from the era & it's a beast team. JUMP!
It's time for our weekly look at the new Marlins ballpark, the home run feature and whatever else the construction workers have been up to. Big news this week: green grass & the roof works! It also seems that that video board is good to go. Opening Day is April 4 so there's still plenty of time to get that LSD-inspired HR feature covered up and ready to trip out those coked up bandwagon Marlins' fans. Go have fun with the Marlins ballpark cam.